Loch Ruan march

Also known as Loch Ruan March.

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

Loch Ruan has been added to 5 tune sets.

Loch Ruan has been added to 56 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Loch Ruan
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(A>B)|d2 (Aa) f2 (ed)|e2 (fg) B2 (e>d)|c2 (BA) g2 (ec)|d2 (ef) A2 (A>B)|
d2 (Aa) f2 (ed)|e2 (fg) B2 (e>d)|c2 (BA) g2 (ec)|d2 d2 d2 f>g|
a2 (fd) Aa fg|e2 (fg) B2 (e>f)|g2 (ec) Ag ec|d2 (ef) A2 (f>g)|
a2 (fd) Aa fd|e2 (fg) B2 (e>d)|c2 (BA) g2 (ec)|d2 d2 d2 z2|
# Added by Gard .
2
X: 2
T: Loch Ruan
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(D>E)|G2 (Dd) B2 (AG)|A2 (Bc) E2 (A>G)|F2 (ED) c2 (AF)|G2 (AB) D2 (D>E)|
G2 (Dd) B2 (AG)|A2 (Bc) E2 (A>G)|F2 (ED) c2 (AF)|G2 G2 G2 B>c|
d2 (BG) Dd BG|A2 (Bc) E2 (A>B)|c2 (AF) Dc AF|G2 (AB) D2 (B>c)|
d2 (BG) Dd BG|A2 (Bc) E2 (A>G)|F2 (ED) c2 (AF)|G2 G2 G2 z2|
# Added by JACKB .
3
X: 3
T: Loch Ruan
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
V:1
|:(A>B)|"D"d2 (Aa) f2 (ed)|"G"e2 (fg) B2 (e>d)|"A"c2 (BA) g2 (ec)|"D"d2 (ef) "A"A2 (A>B)|
V:2
|:F>G|F2 F2 A2 GF|G2 AB G2 GF|E2 GF E2 EG|F2 GA F2 FG|
V:1
"D"d2 (Aa) f2 (ed)|"Em"e2 (fg) B2 (e>d)|"A"c2 (BA) g2 (ec)|"D"d2 de d2 ||
V:2
F2 F2 A2 GF|G2 AB G2 GF|E2 GF E2 EG|F2 FG F2||
V:1
|:fg|"D"a2 (fd) Aa fg|"G"e2 (fg) B2 (e>f)|"A7"g2 (ec) Ag ec|"D"d2 (ef) "A"A2 (f>g)|
V:2
|:de|d2 AF F2 D2|G2 AB G2 GA|B2 G2 cEGG|F2 GA F2 de|
V:1
"D"a2 (fd) Aa fd|"Em"e2 (fg) B2 (e>d)|"A"c2 (BA) g2 (ec)|"D"d2 de d2 ||
V:2
d2 AF F2 D2|G2 AB G2 GF|E2 GF E2 EG|F2 FG F2||
# Added by JACKB .

Three comments

LocB Ruin - Bornpipe or MarcB ?

I wondered what was going on until I realised the B naturals were all Hs.
How do you tell ABC to use H instead of B?

I have always treated Loch Ruin as a pipe-march rather than a Hornpipe as it has a strong alternate beat in 2 and is somewhat lacking in dotted rhythms. It could be slowed down into a strathspey though.

It is a march, but when you submit tunes there aren’t "March".
Play it some fast, so that it isn’t sad, but happy!

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Re: Loch Ruan - Composer

This pipe march is by George MacEachran MacIntyre of Campbeltown, Scotland, who served with the 8th Argylls and was taken prisoner at St. Valery in 1940.
For a time, MacIntyre was piper to Colonel Gayre of Nigg at Minard Castle, Loch Fyne.